From adversity to owner of a cosmetic enhancement academy, ceo jhon-jhon ventura proves determination always wins
December 15, 2020 Brenda troutman
The Jhon-Jhon Institute, an award-winning cosmetic enhancement academy and medspa, is a testament to the hard work, determination, and crystal-clear vision behind its founder and CEO, Jhon-Jhon Ventura. Providing permanent and paramedical cosmetic services designed to help all clients feel confident and beautiful in the skin they’re in, Jhon-Jhon knows how important it can be to feel unapologetically and radiantly yourself.
Like many other CEO’s, entrepreneurs and visionaries in his position, Jhon-Jhon’s commitment to his craft comes from humble and challenging beginnings that inspired him to make a difference in the world. Born in Los Angeles, California into an unideal situation, Jhon-Jhon went to live with his grandmother in the Philippines. At only eight-months old, Jhon-Jhon’s grandmother gave him his infamous name, where she raised him until his mother in California agreed to take care of him at age four.
Trials and Tribulations
Challenging times befell Jhon-Jhon with his mother, where he endured a roller coast of early life family struggles before moving to New Jersey. Going onto enroll at a local community college, Jhon-Jhon fell in love with his soon to be ex-wife, whose family ridiculed him for his lack of affluence and status. But Jhon-Jhon didn’t let that stop him – he enrolled at Rutgers University himself where his ex-wife studied to prove to her family that his humble beginnings had no bearing on his perseverance and determination.
In order to pay for college, Jhon-Jhon began waitering and bartending, working long hours around his course schedule so he could make college a reality. Along the way, Jhon-Jhon graduated with two degrees, enabling him to work as a pharmaceutical rep, as well as a medical equipment sales rep.
From American Dream to True Discovery
But, the American Dream for Jhon-Jhon fizzled out as his work slowed, forcing him to bartend again. At the same time, he found out his grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer, plummeting him into a depression. Jhon-Jhon helped take his grandmother to her chemotherapy radiation treatments, while along the way, asking God for a sign. One day, he went to a hospital charity event called “Make Up for a Day,” in which they would provide makeup and cosmetic applications to patients.
“I stood there for a moment and realized – why couldn’t I do this? Why couldn’t I bring happiness to these cancer patients with permanent cosmetics? I did my research and was amazed at what I found.”
Jhon-Jhon began to amass the skills he needed to be a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP), going onto become a Trainer Member with The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). Looking to separate himself from the hospital brand, Jhon-Jhon knew he wanted to get into the education behind cosmetic services, which is what inspired him to launch his very own business.
Today, the Jhon-Jhon Institute offers education in eyelash extensions, lash lifts, definition brows, hair follicle replication, permanent cosmetics, vitiligo & color camouflage, areola & scar camouflage, and bleachbright teething whitening.
Divorce, depression, career pivots, and challenges didn’t stop Jhon-Jhon. In fact, all of these obstacles made him the businessman and educator he is today.
For more information, visit: https://www.jhonjhon.com/.
Original Article: https://www.americadailypost.com/from-adversity-to-owner-of-a-cosmetic-enhancement-academy-ceo-jhon-jhon-ventura-proves-determination-always-wins/
Sophie Ireland, December 10, 2020
The start of Jhon-Jhon Ventura’s life was anything but easy. But, like something out of a Hollywood movie, he turned what seemed like a hopeless situation into an incredibly successful business and life.
Born into a difficult family situation in Los Angeles, California, Jhon-Jhon spent much of his early life in the Philippines, where he was cared for by his grandmother. In fact, it was she who gave him his name, “Jhon-Jhon” as an infant.
At 4 years of age, he moved back to Los Angeles to live with his mother. His childhood was tumultuous, and eventually, his family moved across the country to New Jersey. It was there he would graduate from high school, enroll in community college, and eventually meet his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Jhon-Jhon’s marriage would reflect similar difficulties to those of his childhood. However, she would successfully inspire him to accomplish more than he realized he could by attending and graduating from Rutgers University with two degrees.
After rising to the top ranks as a pharmaceutical representative, Jhon-Jhon experienced his first taste of financial success. With a market in recession, however, he quickly lost his financial standing and found himself working as a janitor and bartending to get by.
To make matters worse, it was at this time his grandmother was diagnosed with cancer. But with this news, an idea would take root and be the foundation of his new small business.
When taking his grandmother to one of her chemotherapy radiation treatments, Jhon-Jhon noticed the hospital’s charity event called “Make Up for a Day.” The charity provided makeup and cosmetic applications to patients.
So, he thought to himself, “Why just for a day? Why not every day?” So, the idea to start a revolutionary business to help those suffering from serious illness feel beautiful and confident in their skin was born.
“I wanted them to feel pretty and beautiful while going through their chemotherapy radiation treatments, and to walk through my facility and feel welcome and loved,” says Jhon-Jhon.
Passionate about turning his idea into a new reality, he got to work learning the skills he needed to execute his vision.
He quickly became a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) and a Trained Member with The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP) and began working out of a local hospital.
Not long after, he took his business out of the hospital environment and into his own space. Jhon-Jhon transformed his permanent cosmetics business into a thriving Institute.
Today, the Institute not only provides life-changing cosmetic procedures for patients but also offers incredible opportunities for tens of thousands of students who share Jhon-Jhon’s dream of changing the lives of patients throughout the world. His Institute provides education for eyelash extensions, ultimate lash lifts, definition brows, vitiligo & color camouflage, areola & scar camouflage, and bleach bright teeth whitening services.
The Jhon-Jhon Institute has won multiple awards, is a physician preferred choice and offers certified, licensed, and insured services. It is also now one of the largest international permanent makeup and cosmetic service institutes in the industry.
During this pandemic, the Institute continues to provide services for individuals who have undergone or continue to undergo changes to their appearance due to medical illnesses, doing so with strict adherence to the CDC guidelines.
What started as a life full of obstacles, heartbreaks, and devastating loss has now turned into existence full of hope, passion, and service through the Jhon-Jhon Institute.
Jhon-Jhon and his husband, Carlos Mejias, the institute’s lead instructor, continue to expand their services and hope to spread Jhon-Jhon’s grandmother’s legacy of hope, joy, and passion.
Follow Jhon-Jhon Ventura’s journey via https://www.instagram.com/jhonjhonventura or https://www.jhonjhon.com/
Original Post: https://ceoworld.biz/2020/12/10/ceo-spotlight-how-ceo-jhon-jhon-ventura-turned-his-small-business-into-an-international-brand/
Startup Fortune, November 24, 2020: Humans are visual creatures by nature, impacted by what we see and observe every day. This has led us to be a superficial species, placing special emphasis on what we see on the outside versus the inside of a person. Although your soul is perfect and radiates pure joy every single day, the Jhon-Jhon Institute wants to help people everywhere feel beautiful, confident, and attractive in the skin they’re in.
Managed by Jhon-Jhon Ventura, a first-generation Filipino-American born in Los Angeles, the Jhon-Jhon Institute goes past the surface level fixes of natural remedies and serums today. Growing up with his grandmother in the Philippines, who was diagnosed with cancer, Jhon-Jhon saw what the chemotherapy did to her natural aura and beauty. It was that moment that Jhon-Jhon knew he wanted to devote his life to helping people everywhere feel beautiful, no matter their situation.
Diving into a deep-rooted passion for working in cosmetics, Jhon-Jhon began to specialize in professional cosmetic services that helped with burns, scars, and overall beauty presentation. He learned that as just one person, he could have an immense impact on people everywhere.
“My passion for permanent cosmetic services, eyelash extensions, definition brows, and so forth came from watching the hardship and adversity so many people have to endure at the hands of diseases and sicknesses today,” said Jhon-Jhon. “I want to be the person that shows everyone they can feel good in the skin they’re in, no matter what has happened to them.”
A Community-Oriented Leader
Jhon-Jhon is undoubtedly a family man, devoting his life and attention to his children today. He has committed his life to serving others and educating students who want to learn more about cosmetic services. For his clients who have lost hope in becoming beautiful again, Jhon-Jhon steps in to show them that there is hope. At the same time, he works with beauticians and budding cosmetic workers who want to redesign and build their careers today.
To make all of this possible, the Jhon-Jhon Institute provides education regarding: plasma pens, eyelash extensions, ultimate lash lifts, definition brows, hair follicle replication, vitiligo & color camouflage, areola & scar camouflage, and bleachbright teeth whitening. Jhon-Jhon works hard to ensure his educational programs and trainings are as up-to-date and fine-tuned as possible for all of his students.
“My institute is open to anyone who would like to join a cosmetic professional for training, or those who wish to receive permanent or paramedical treatment,” said Jhon-Jhon. “The permanent makeup industry is exploding in popularity, and I want every passionate student to have the access to be part of it.”
The Jhon-Jhon Institute has been open since 2007, having provided thousands of clients and students with top-notch training and teaching. The institute places special emphasis on providing the best customer service and support system possible.
For more information about Jhon-Jhon Ventura, visit: https://www.jhonjhon.com or Follow him on Instagram @jhonjhonventura.
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the jhon-jhon institute and medspa is helping people everywhere perfect the art of permanent cosmetics
First impressions are lasting impressions, which is why so many people will do everything they can to feel confident about their appearance. Different conditions, sicknesses, and diseases, like cancer, can cause hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes to fall out. It’s hard enough fighting a sickness or trying to look good in a superficial world – dealing with no eyebrows and hair along the way can make it nearly impossible. It was this kind of inspiration that motivated JHON-JHON to create an opportunity to make peoples’ lives better.
A DESIRE TO HELP
After taking his grandmother in for her chemotherapy following an ovarian cancer diagnosis, JHON-JHON couldn’t bear the site of his grandma as she lost her hair. Making him feel helpless, one day JHON-JHON saw an advertisement for a cancer charity event, spurring him to learn more about the services available to cancer patients. Much to his amazed, he discovered people were getting permanent eyeliner, lips, brows, and areolas tattoos. His passion was officially ignited.
“For me, I give my clients their confidence back,” said JHON-JHON. “I give class models a chance to get a procedure they could otherwise not afford, and I provide my students with the ability to pursue their dreams. Paramedical cosmetic tattooing and permanent makeup are able to relieve so many people in the world. It is an honor to be part of the process.”
No stranger to adversity and the challenges that come with doing something new, JHON-JHON is both a male in an often female-dominated industry, as well as a first generation Filipino-American. Believing in himself as he worked to smash all stereotypes, his story is one he hopes will inspire people everywhere to pursue their lifelong passions.
"I have certainly had to overcome mountains of criticism and doubt, many times, from those closest to me," said JHON-JHON. "Today, it's all worth it when I see that smile on my students' faces. Being able to bring happiness in someone else's life is what I wake up to do every single day."
THE JHON-JHON EMPIRE
Today, the JHON-JHON Institute and Medspa provides training in permanent and paramedical cosmetics. THe team trains and employs reputable Certified Advanced Master Stylists, Nationally Board-Certified Permanent Cosmetics Practitioners, and medical physicians. Their institute does not believe in shortcuts when it comes to services as personal as permanent makeup.
Honing in on the importance of education and hands-on experience, JHON-JHON administers the following courses: permanent cosmetics, microblading, skin color and scar camouflage, hair follicle replication, non-laser tattoo removal, plasma fibroblasting, eyelash extensions, lash lifts, and semi-permanent mascara. JHON-JHON is hoping to open new locations in both California and Florida, as well as several online businesses in the coming months.
Lastly, in an effort to share what he has learned thus far in his life, JHON-JHON is working to become a motivational speaker. He wants as many people as possible to know that no dream is too big or too outlandish.
For more information about the institute, visit: www.JHONJHON.com
Imagine a haven where you can receive the help that you need in order to find the hidden beauty within yourself once again. How about a place where students can turn their lives around and start working towards their career goals? That is exactly what Jhon-Jhon – the CEO of The JHON-JHON Institute – brings to the table with his cosmetics business.
Jhon-Jhon is a first-generation Filipino-American born in Los Angeles, California, where he was raised in Orange County. He has a deep-rooted passion for his work in cosmetics. “I found my passion in life because of my grandmother,” Jhon-Jhon said. He explained that his grandmother had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments due to ovarian cancer. While helping his grandmother, Jhon-Jhon felt helpless while watching her difficult battle. This inspired him to use his skill set in cosmetics to help others find happiness through their own difficult experiences. “I wanted people to feel pretty and beautiful while going through their chemotherapy and radiation treatments,” Jhon-Jhon comments. “I want everyone who walks into my facility to feel welcomed and loved.”
Jhon-Jhon’s title is a Permanent and Paramedical Cosmetic Tattoo practitioner. He is the instructor, CEO, and owner of the JHON-JHON Institute. The institute is known for training reputable Certified Advanced Master Stylists. They also provide affordable custom-tailored treatments for both men and women. Jhon-Jhon says his goal is “to provide opportunities and change lives for the better.” He continued by saying, “I give my clients their confidence back; I give our class models a chance to get a procedure they may otherwise not be able to afford. I provide my students with the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”
What separates Jhon-Jhon from his competition is that he truly cares. “It’s all about having a passion for what you do. Once you have that passion for wanting to help people, it changes it all,” Jhon-Jhon said. Since 2007, his institution has helped satisfy thousands of clients and students. “The most rewarding aspect is when I see that I have made a difference. When I see my clients tear up from happiness, or I help my students turn their lives around and help shape their careers, it makes me feel like I found my purpose in life,” Jhon-Jhon says.
Expansion is on the mind of Jhon-Jhon as he looks into the future for his institution. Jhon-Jhon said, “I’d like to open new locations in California and Florida as well as open and oversee several online businesses.” That’s not where it ends for Jhon-Jhon though – he has the ambition of one day becoming a motivational speaker because of his passion to help others. Even with finding such success with his institution, business is not the only thing on his mind. He still makes his family a top priority. When asked about what his biggest milestone in life will be, Jhon-Jhon said, “My kids thanking me for being the greatest father.”
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Original Article: https://www.influencive.com/for-cosmetic-professionals-who-care-the-jhon-jhon-institute-is-the-place-to-go/
The American Dream is often revered by many as the pinnacle of success. Though it’s definition may vary upon the individual, the majority sum it up to a very similar story line, typically describing life possessions and accomplishments such as attaining a good job, having a nice car, and buying that big house with a white picket fence.
For Jhon-Jhon Ventura, CEO, Owner and Head Instructor of the world renowned Jhon-Jhon Institute, the American Dream is much more than a commercialized interpretation of success, but rather the reality of achieving true happiness.
“I had a very challenging childhood. I was the first generation being brought up in the United States with my two brothers” Jhon-Jhon explains. “My parents were workaholics. My mother and my father always thought that success was money and power, but as I grew up, I realized that wasn’t true success”
Having fought many bouts with depression and personal challenges, Jhon-Jhon was determined to mold his life differently for himself, and for his family.
“I always thought to myself how can my father think he’s successful if his family not even together and none of his children love him how children should love their father? That’s why I wanted to raise my children the best I can and do the best I can to be the best role model for them. And teach them how to love and be there for them whenever they need me.”
After relocating to New Jersey for his senior of high school, Jhon-Jhon experienced what he describes as a spiritual awakening. Having found himself in some trouble back in California, New Jersey provided a new environment for a fresh start.
“I was hanging out with the wrong crowds (in California) getting into a lot of trouble. When my mother and I relocated to New Jersey, we went from living in a really nice house in the suburbs to sharing a house with my aunt. It was tough.” Jhon-Jhon explains.
When one looks at Jhon-Jhon Ventura and the successes that he has obtained, most fail to see the struggles and obstacles that Jhon-Jhon endured along the way. Most notably, a deep-rooted struggle with self-love and depression, leading to suicidal thoughts.
“I had that type of life always trying to be better and prove to myself that I can accomplish anything. I don’t regret anything because it is what made me who I am today. I believe that struggles are meant to be struggles to make you stronger, so you should never give up. I was very suicidal when I was young because I didn’t think anyone loved me. Then I found out the person should really love is yourself, that’s what my grandmother taught me.”
“The best person to accept you is yourself. Stop chasing other people’s approval. As long as you’re not hurting anybody it’s all good. It’s all about embracing yourself but not being overly dramatic about it. It’s just about being who you are.”
Through it all, Jhon-Jhon has found his own definition of success and the American Dream beyond that of the possessions and achievements. Jhon-Jhon has found self-acceptance and true happiness, and strongly encourages others to do the same.
“It’s not about money, it’s about loving and embracing yourself. That’s the power within and that is what has helped me become successful. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You might not see it now, but it is there, and it’s all about being yourself and loving yourself. Never give up”
For more information on Jhon-Jhon and The Jhon-Jhon Institute,
visit https://www.jhonjhon.com/ and follow Jhon-Jhon on social media at @jhonjhonventura and @thejhonjhoninstitute.
Original Article: https://www.smallbizdaily.com/self-acceptance-jhon-jhon-ventura-redefines-the-american-dream/
By Suzie Zeng, Thrive Global
Jhon-Jhon Ventura, CEO, Owner, and Head Instructor of The Jhon-Jhon Institute, has had quite the complicated path to success. Like most entrepreneurs, the final results that you see did not come without obstacles and hardship. The Jhon-Jhon Institute, a training institute and medspa specializing in permanent and paramedical cosmetics, is certainly no different, as Jhon-Jhon battles through life adversity.
Born to an unideal situation in Los Angeles, California, Jhon-Jhon spent the early years of his life living with his grandmother in the Philippines. Having moved in with her at roughly eight months old, his grandmother began calling him Jhon-Jhon as an infant. She then raised him until he moved back home to his mother in California at the age of four.
Enduring a challenging childhood, Jhon-Jhon went through a roller coaster of early life family struggles before moving to New Jersey. Upon graduating high school in New Jersey, Jhon-Jhon enrolled at a local community college.
It was there that he fell in love with his soon to be ex wife, who had been attending Rutgers University at the time. Coming from an elite and well off family, Jhon Jhon was ridiculed that his appearance, education and financial status would not be good enough for her, to which Jhon-Jhon defied the odds and worked his way towards enrolling at Rutgers University himself.
“When I met my now ex wife, I started changing my appearance and wearing ties and studying really hard. She helped me focus on education and made me want to do better. I wanted that big house on the hill, and so I applied for Rutgers after my first year of community college and I had gotten accepted. All of my family members were shocked that I had worked my way towards transferring to the University of Rutgers.”
To pay for school and rent, Jhon-Jhon found himself waitering and bartending. Working long hours around his grueling class schedules, Jhon-Jhon was able to pay the majority of his college tuition on his own with very little help from other resources. Graduating with two degrees, Jhon-Jhon found himself a great position as a medication rep, followed by a position vending medical tools.
Earning what would be considered a substantial paycheck, Jhon-Jhon had achieved financial success. This was it, this was the American Dream! However, though the field was very rewarding it was also incredibly inconsistent. As patents would expire, Jhon-Jhon would often go weeks and sometimes months without work, in which he would bartend between jobs.
“After about nine months of being unemployed the pressure started hitting. I wouldn’t even want to wake up in the morning because I was so tired fighting it. I was going through depression and I couldn’t find a job because nobody was hiring. The field was in a recession. It was one of the most depressing times of my life.”
To make ends meet, Jhon-Jhon took on a very low income position for a small company. Now making roughly a sixth of his former salary, Jhon-Jhon began working very long days cleaning bathrooms and taking out garbage.
“I would always ask myself why don’t I start my own business? I was just too scared to try.”
If things couldn’t be worse, it was around this time that Jhon-Jhon’s grandmother had been diagnosed with cancer.
“More depression. I couldn’t even take care of her because i didn’t have a job at the time. It hit me that things happen for a reason, so I started becoming spiritual and asking God for a sign. I want to open up my own business, but i don’t get it.”
It was then that Jhon-Jhon realized that the entrepreneurs he had been working for had somehow achieved their success from starting with nearly nothing. Many even came to the country as immigrants that spoke very little English. Inspired by their successes, Jhon-Jhon sought to learn as much as he could from them.
“I’d talk to the business owners and they’d tell me how they became successful. That opened up my eyes, if they can do it why can’t I do it?
While taking his grandmother to her chemotherapy radiation treatments, the hospital was hosting a charity event called “Make Up for a Day” in which they would provide makeup and cosmetic applications to patients. This was when inspiration collided with true passion.
“I thought to myself, why just for a day? Why not every day? I did my research and it was amazing what I found. People were getting permanent eyeliner, lips, brows and areolas tattooed. There weren’t many people around doing these types of services at the time, and I decided to open up a clinic for individuals to receive these services without them having to feel like they are going to another doctors office. I wanted them to feel pretty and beautiful while going through their chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and to walk through my facility and feel welcome, feel loved.”
Driven to make this dream a reality, Jhon-Jhon began learning the skills needed to embark on his new journey. He achieved the status of Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP) and became Trainer Member with The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP), and began working out out of a hospital. Though it worked for a short while, Jhon Jhon wanted to separate his services from the hospital so clients did not have to be around sick patients or the environment of a hospital, so he took the leap to open his own space.
“I just jumped right into it and did it, and it just grew. I said ‘wow this is working!’ I just started hustling and hiring little by little. I learned a lot about business and who you can trust and who you can’t trust, it was very difficult.”
Having trained under a sub par teacher, Jhon-Jhon saw this as an opportunity to help others achieve their dreams. Knowing that he could teach better than he was taught, Jhon-Jhon transformed his permanent cosmetics business into a school, where his now husband who is one of the institutes lead instructors.
The Jhon-Jhon Institute had evolved from a an establishment that not only provides the life changing procedures to his patients, but also provides life changing opportunities to his students, becoming one of the largest schools in the industry.
Through what seemed like an onslaught of obstacles, Jhon-Jhon persevered through it all. Divorce, depression and a humbling career change, one thing led to another until it all fell into place. You just never know life has in store for you, however one thing is most definitely certain.
With unmatched passion and service, the Jhon-Jhon Institute will not disappoint.
For more information on Jhon-Jhon and The Jhon-Jhon Institute, visit http://jhonjhon.com and follow Jhon-Jhon on social media at @jhonjhonventura and @thejhonjhoninstitute.
— Published on November 9, 2020
Original Article: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/humble-beginnings-jhon-jhon-ventura-defies-the-odds/